Nestled between Montecito and Carpenteria, directly east of Santa Barbara, is the quiet beach town of Summerland. Summerland’s history began in the early 1800′s when a spiritualist founded the town and later the world’s first offshore oil well was established off its coastline. Since then, times have changed, yet Summerland’s small town charm has stayed with only 1400 year round residents. The downtown is comprised of antique stores, boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants. Its narrow and quaint residential streets set atop a hillside, provide homeowners a spectacular view of the Pacific.